Parts of a Compressor Valve

By KB Delta | September 15, 2015

The compressor valve is a simple but essential mechanism in any compressor. When the valve fails, it could be for any number of reasons. It is rarely necessary to replace the entire valve, let alone the entire compressor. There are a number of inexpensive parts that can be replaced on a compressor valve to improve […]

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Choosing the Right Valve Plate

By KB Delta | September 11, 2015

The valve plate is an essential part of the valve assembly and act as a seal between different areas in the compressor. Because valve plates can be exposed to a punishing variety of pressures, temperatures, and chemicals, they need to be made of materials that can withstand the stress that they go through every time […]

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Which Compressor Spare Parts Should a Technician Keep In Stock

By KB Delta | September 8, 2015
Compressor Spare Parts | KBDelta.com

Knowing which spare parts to keep handy for a technician dealing with compressor repair can be a tricky decision. Many service personnel make it a matter of policy to only order parts as needed. Others want to make sure, either by necessity or by design, to have a set of common repair parts in their […]

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The Importance of Lantern Ring Placement in Pump Maintenance

By KB Delta | September 1, 2015
Lantern Ring | KB Delta

Proper pump packing assembly and maintenance is of utmost importance to avoid pump breakdowns. Corrosion resistance for compressors that require lubrication is aided by the design of the valve’s compressor rings, but lubrication cannot be properly dispersed if rings are placed improperly or missing. Careful placement of quality lantern rings in your packing assembly decreases […]

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Compression vs. Tension Springs

By KB Delta | August 27, 2015
Tension Springs | KB Delta

For the general public most springs look alike, such as the tension and compression springs. However, they are designed to perform much different tasks. Their similarities exist in the design. Both are made up of a coil spring that is devised for elasticity and strength, but that is where their likeness ends. The main difference […]

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Understanding Compressor Valve Dynamics

By KB Delta | August 24, 2015

Valves are a key component of most fluid delivery systems. A firm understanding of compressor valve dynamics helps technicians analyze problems, devise solutions, and choose the correct parts. The science of compressor valve dynamics allows installers to design efficient, reliable solutions in new installations.   The Heart of a Compressor Valve Although the functionality of […]

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Valve Seat Rings: An Integral Component

By KB Delta | August 18, 2015

Valve seats are an important part of the configuration of both intake and exhaust valves. Other components include the valve itself, the valve guide, a spring seat, valve spring and spring retainer. When all of these components are working together appropriately, the combustion chamber can retain the quality of air tightness that is essential for operation. […]

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What Makes a Good Compressor Valve Manufacturer

By KB Delta | August 14, 2015

If you are in an industry that uses air or process gas compressors, chances are you need some compressor valve parts occasionally. No matter what kind of parts you need, you want to make sure that the manufacturer is offering high quality parts. There are various factors that make a manufacturer good. The products they […]

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When Safety Depends on a Tension Spring

By KB Delta | August 10, 2015

The design of the tension spring is such that a very specific amount of pull force can be achieved as the spring is extended to a certain length. As these springs are manufactured, they will develop an initial tension. Adequate force must be used to overcome that initial tension to elongate the spring. The manufacturer […]

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What Are Helical Springs?

By KB Delta | August 5, 2015
Helical Springs | KBDelta.com

Helical springs, also called coil springs, are helix shaped mechanical devices. They serve a variety of purposes including absorbing shock and maintaining force between different objects. Coil springs are elastic in nature and return to their regular length when released from compression.   Applications Helical springs are used in many ways. They are essential for […]

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  • Metallic Plates

    KB Delta manufactures and stocks a complete range of metallic compressor valve plates and rings for the natural gas, refrigeration and P.E.T. industries.

  • Thermoplastic Plates

    Our specialized precision tooling and proprietary lapping process gives our customers the highest quality thermoplastic plates and rings in the industry.

  • Springs

    We manufacture our own springs and stock over 2 million springs for a variety of OEM spring styles, forms and materials.

  • Peripheral Valve Internals

    KB Delta offers one of the most complete lines of valve internals in the industry. All of our parts are manufactured to OEM Standards in performance and efficiency.

  • Complete Valve Repair Kits

    KB Delta offers a full line of valve repair kits for all the major reciprocating compressor manufacturers.

  • P.E.T. Compressor Parts

    KB Delta specializes in manufacturing compressor valve parts for high pressure air compressors used in the P.E.T. plastic bottle manufacturing industry.

Industries we serve

Natural Gas Industry

The processing and refining of Natural Gas into a marketable products, by separating gas into pipeline-quality natural gas and a stream of mixed natural gas liquids and the transportation of natural gas to through a series of reciprocating compressor stations and pipes, and from there to end users.

Blow Molding Industry

This industry manufactures blow molding machinery. Injection stretch blow molding process has two main different methods, a single-stage and two-stage process; these are the methods by which hollow plastic parts are formed.

Medical Technology Industry

The medical technology industry is an important part of the healthcare sector. It includes most medical devices which aid the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and illnesses. Established centers of this industry include the United States and Western Europe.